Powerful Earthquake Strikes in Iran
An earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck near Iran’s border with Pakistan, with tremors felt as far away as India and the Middle East.
Strong Earthquake Is Felt Across Wide Area of Asia
A powerful earthquake struck Pakistan’s border with Iran, with tremors felt as far away as India and the Middle East.
Third 2012 US Presidential Debate Tonight: Discuss Here
Tonight marks the third and final U.S. Presidential debate in the lead-up to the election on November 6th. It starts at 9PM ET (6PM PT, 0100 UTC), and it's taking place at Lynn University in Florida. The topic this time around is foreign policy, including discussions of Afghanistan and Pakistan, Israel and Iran, America's role in the world, "The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism," and China's rise as a superpower. You can livestream it from the usual suspects: (C-SPAN, ABC, PBS, CNN). Politifact has posted an article fact-checking statements the candidates have made about foreign policy. Both they and Factcheck.org will be using Twitter to verify statements in real time. This presidential debate again excludes the smaller U.S. political parties. If you're interested in hearing other voices, you'll be able to see candidates from the Libertarian, Green, Constitution, and Justice parties in a debate tomorrow with Larry King moderating. As before, we're doing a separate post ...
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Al Qaeda Power Shifting Away From Pakistan
The killing this week of Al Qaeda’s deputy head, Abu Yahya al-Libi, tore at the connective tissue between the group’s embattled leadership and affiliates in the Middle East and Africa.